Furniture Selection Tips: Dining Chair

Ask any furniture designer what their favorite home furnishings are, and a dining chair will definitely be the answer. A good dining chair is a piece of furniture that you can sit comfortably on. For this edition of Furniture Selection Tips, we explore how to choose and style the perfect set of dining chairs for your home. This time, as a rule, we are starting from the rule of law. However, there are some helpful guidelines to help your space adapt to the match.

What's Your Style?

Furniture reflects personality. The curve of an arm, the type of leg on a sofa, the depth of a cushion - all these factors affect the way a chair feels, and we're not just talking about the comfort level. Before you decide what kind of chair you want, think about the general hall of your home and your business. Cool, calm and collected? Colorful or energetic? Such feelings will help determine things like the color and structure of your chair. The cold space is well matched with the rounded corners and flowing structure; Classic and eclectic do well with sharp angles and rare details.

Dining Chair Basics

Regardless of how you plan to mix/match/otherwise choose your dining chair set, a few key elements make the entire design look and feel cohesive. Seat height is very important for the longevity of your picks. Imagine your guests gathering around the table and ready to enjoy a delicious meal... but every person is at a different height. Like a mushroom patch. To avoid this, try to leave about 10 inches (25.4 cm) between the top of the seat and the bottom of the desk. You also want approximately (91.44 cm) space between the restaurant and the nearest wall. This, of course, is the best case scenario. We know the challenges of apartment life.


Next, consider the visual weight that a particular chair design will bring to your space. Visual weight refers to how heavy or light a piece of furniture looks in your space: the same chair set in white and black will have different effects on your space. Typically, the darker and heavier a piece is, the greater the need for breathing space or the space can become cramped and flattened.

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Two Important Missions

Your dining chairs will most likely function as additional seating throughout the house. An unexpected guest? Do you want to open a seating area for your extra guests in your living room? Your dining chairs are coming to your rescue. Therefore, they have to play a pretty serious double duty. When choosing your dining room chairs, take a look at the overall style of your home. What are the main design themes of your space? Modern, Classic, rustic details? Braid or wicker details? Heavy, traditional silhouettes? Whatever the theme you define, try to create atmosphere in the form of the dining chair set you choose.

Various Dining Chairs

Mismatched chairs are a great way to add drama or spark. If you want to have several different styles of chairs around your desk, there are some factors that will make your choices look eclectic yet cohesive.


Feet first, the shape of the chair legs will go a long way in terms of fit. Generally, the thinner the leg, the more airy and contemporary the chair style will be. A heavy, thick leg will typically engulf an area with a more traditional feel.

While color is personal and spatially specific, color consistency helps create visual harmony. If you plan to go with mismatched chairs, a controlled palette will keep mismatched chairs slim. Looking for something more medium-fine? Stick to one shape and make the colors variable, or choose one bold color and shape. For full maximalism, simply pick any chair - but make sure the seat is 10 inches (25 cm) from the bottom of the table.

When everyone is ready to start dinner, your choice of dining chair will probably not come to mind. It's just another thoughtful element of your home. Of course, your home is the sum of its parts, and the effort you put into the space to reflect your family goes unnoticed.